LXD UI coming to life
The LXD community has been asking for a graphical user interface for quite some time now. We are happy to announce that we finally have a UI-focused team. A bunch of motivated web developers and designers are currently working on building a user-friendly interface for users to spin up system containers and virtual machines.
Keep your LXD server clean and tidy
Six months on, we have the basics in place and we have managed to introduce the concept of a LXD project. We now allow the user to switch between their different projects while remaining within the same context.
What’s available now?
Every project has its own list of instances and profiles. The user can either start, stop, restart or freeze a single instance or a bunch of them at once.
They can also consult the exhaustive instance configuration, or update it - manually, or by applying changes to the yaml file. Our UI user can also browse the instance’s text shell and console. Browsing the graphical console of a virtual machine is now a piece of cake!
You need to restore to a previous version?
We have also solved that request. You can now manually create snapshots from the UI, edit these later and even restore.
Exciting! What do I get next?
Our next cycle is focused on introducing:
- Running LXD in clustering mode, managing cluster members and their groups
- Authentication and authorisation
- Releasing a first version of networking and storage and allowing the user to manage these via the GUI.
Check out our first tutorial!
Want to contribute? That’s more than welcome!
Start exploring the UI today!
Get back with your feedback or join our upcoming user research sessions!